Both the Boys and Girls Track Team lost to Hoover last Thursday, but Islander high jumpers Jamie Klages and Adam Munns were flying high.
Munns’ winning jump of 6-feet, 7-inches was only an inch off of the school record and Klages’ jump of 5-feet 9-inches, although not her personal best, was still the best mark in San Diego County. Freshman Michael Davies set a personal best mark in the 1,600-meters by over 10 seconds with a time of 5:06.6, placing second to fellow Islander freshman Ben Enowitz and his winning time of 5:01.1.
Two days later at the USCD Triton Invitational, Klages placed second in the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 9.25 inches and Munns placed sixth with a 6-foot, 5-inch effort. Neither Islander athlete was defeated by another high school jumper, as this was a college meet that also accepted open athletes. CIF rules prohibit high school athletes from representing their team in non-CIF events.
Also competing unattached was Coronado Middle School seventh grade phenom Sallie Privett. Sallie led the first two laps of her heat in the 1,500-meter run, and was in second place and closing, just a few feet from the finish line, when she tripped over the inner railing of the track and went down. She got up and limped over the finish line in fourth place, with a time of 5:02. Had she not tripped, she was on a pace to complete the race in 4:54, which would have been her personal best for the distance. She’s fine now, and came away with a few scrapes and a great story to tell about her first college meet.